The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in Bangkok hosted the Second National Coordinators Meeting (M2) of the CCS-M Program 15-16 February 2016. The countries represented at M2 were Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao-PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Ms Samantha McCullogh of the International Energy Agency (based in Paris) was also present as guest/resource person in the Meeting. The main purpose of M2 is to discuss work plan of CCS-M and update all members of the activities related to geological storage of CO2, the challenges of mapping the geological storage and capacity building needs of the member countries.
The presentations provided a general update on country activities related to CCS storage research/studies, application of CCS Guideline (methodology), the challenges in the application of the Guideline and implementation of CCS technologies. Also reported is the commitment of the members during the recent COP21-Paris, the implementation plans, where CCS in the commitment (INDC - Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) and how CCOP can assist/support the countries in meeting these commitments.
The Meeting also agreed to provide CCOP Technical Secretariat with maps of potential basin for CO2 storage (based on the country reports). The maps to be submitted will be integrated into the WebGIS to start the development of the Atlas of CO2 Geological Storage in the CCOP Region. ESRI’s shape file is the recommended format of the maps and to be submitted to CCOP TS within the month of May 2016.
More information about the meeting can be found from CCS-M website, in particular this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCS-M-M2--National-Coordinators-Meeting-Workshop